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  Dorchester County, Maryland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dorchester County is a county located in the state of Maryland on its Eastern Shore.
It is bordered by Talbot County to the northwest, Caroline County to the northeast, Wicomico County to the southeast, Sussex County, Delaware to the east, and the Chesapeake Bay to the west.
In the county the population is spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.70% who are 65 years of age or older.
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 Dorchester County, Maryland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dorchester County is a county located in the state of Maryland.
The county commissioners exercise such executive powers as exist in the government of the county.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,546 km²; (983 mi²;).
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 Welcome to Dorchester County, Maryland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dorchester County is one of nine counties in the State of Maryland that are governed under Charter Home Rule.
Jane Baynard, serves at the pleasure of the County Council and performs all the duties and services required by law or order of the County Council and serves as the day-to-day manager overseeing all County departments and operations.
The County budget is established each year by the Board of Estimates in conduction with the County Manager, Director of Finance and various department heads.
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 Dorchester --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Dorchester is the county town (seat) of Dorset.
Dorchester county lies in the flat Coastal Plain, and much of it consists of woodlands and swamps.
county, southeastern Maryland, U.S., bounded by the Choptank River to the north, Delaware to the east, the Nanticoke River to the southeast, and Chesapeake Bay to the south and west.
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 Welcome to Dorchester County, Maryland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dorchester County is called "The Heart of the Eastern Shore" because its mid-shore location and its geographic configuration is heart-shaped.
Dorchester County has a school system of which it may be proud - the challenge is to make sure that the young people completing their education have a place to work and an ability to enjoy a superior quality of life.
Agriculture is a key industry in Dorchester County; again, it is an industry so much a part of the character of the County that care needs to be taken not to miss the opportunities to consider industries which can serve and compliment that very key component of the Dorchester County lifestyle and community.
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 LeCompte Descendancy Narrative (Moses)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Isaiah LeCompte, born circa 1768 at Maryland; married Sarah Geoghegan.
He "William Geoghegan, progenitor of the family in Dorchester County, is said to have been born in Dublin and to have come to Dorchester County as a teacher for the LeCompte family.
He was elected to the Board of County Commissioners, and was President of the Board in 1910 and 1911 between 1905 and 1911 at Dorchester County, Maryland, USA.
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 Preserve America Community: Dorchester County, Maryland
Dorchester County was the site of the last remaining Indian reservation in Maryland, and is still the home of an active community of Native Americans.
Dorchester County has many resources related to native-born Harriet Tubman that it interprets through a tour itinerary as well as the Harriet Tubman Museum and Education Center.
Dorchester First, an economic development program, is a collaborative venture of the Dorchester Department of Tourism, local governments within the county, the Small Business Center at Chesapeake College, and the County Library System, with technical assistance from the Maryland Heritage Area Authority and funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Center.
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 Dorchester County, Maryland Directory - 1878   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
DORCHESTER COUNTY is one of the Eastern Shore counties, and extends from the Chesapeake Bay to the Delaware State line, and is bounded on the south-east by the Nanticoke River, which separates it from Wicomico County, and on the north by the Choptank River, which is between it and Talbot County, and by Caroline County.
The county is almost surrounded by navigable waters, and is intersected by the Transquaking, Chicacomico, Honga and Black Water Rivers, also Church, Fishing, Slaughter's and other creeks, which give the county facilities for transportation not excelled by any other locality in the State.
The county seat, is delightfully situated on Cambridge Creek and on the left hank of the Choptank River, about eighteen miles from its mouth, and has a water front on two sides.
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 LeCompte Descendancy Narrative (John)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He purchased at Royall, Dorchester County, Maryland, Great Britain, on 2 Jan 1682 purchased Royall of 50 acres adjoining "land of James Edmondson called Discovery" from Thomas Smithson, according to the Land records of Dorchester County, McAllister.
Esther LeCompte, born circa 1739 at Maryland; married William LeCompte.
William LeCompte purchased at Sector, Dorchester County, Maryland, Great Britain, on 16 Mar 1769 "from James LeCompte (s/o Philemon) to William Lecompte (s/o Philemon) 100 acres near the head of Chicamacomico called Sector" as recorded by Land Records of Dorchester County, McAllister.
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 Maryland's Eastern Shore--Dorchester County Economic Development--Home Page
Boaters, birdwatchers, hunters and fishermen are attracted to the beauty and bounty of the waters surrounding Dorchester County.
A young workforce, over one-third of the County population, is in the 20-44 age range.
This WWW page is funded by the Rural Development Center at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore through a grant from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.
www.dorchestereconomic.com   (260 words)

  
 Dorchester County, Maryland Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dorchester County, Maryland Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography
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 Brief economic and demographic profile of Dorchester County, Maryland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dorchester County, the largest county on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, consists of nearly 600 square miles of land and over 100 square miles of water, with 1,700 miles of shoreline including islands and streams.
Dorchester County’s 720 businesses employ 9,300 workers; an estimated 17 of these businesses have 100 or more workers.
Dorchester County is participating in the One Maryland Program, which offers significant tax credits for capital investments that create jobs.
www.choosemaryland.org /orientation/profiles/dorchester/index.asp   (163 words)

  
 Dorchester County on Maryland's Eastern Shore
The African-American experience in Dorchester County, Maryland consists of documented facts, oral histories, cultural traditions, legends and folk tales woven into a history that holds national significance.
Dorchester County is the birthplace of Harriet Tubman, an American patriot, and the icon for what is known as the Underground Railroad.
Today, Dorchester County represents a microcosm of race relations in America where lingering notions of inequality and discrimination still remain among some members of the community.
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 Lawyers Dorchester County Maryland: Lawyers and Attorneys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Counties of Southern Maryland not only describes the early settlement, but also traces the region's history through the end of the twentieth century in the area that now comprises St. Mary's, Calvert, and Charles Counties.
This is the third book in a series about Maryland's counties that is designed for elementary school children studying their state.
In short, this is a complete overview of the three counties that will serve fourth graders in their study, and may also fascinate many adults.
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 Tour Dorchester County, Maryland - Harriet Tubman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Harriet Ross was born 27 years earlier when Dorchester farms produced abundant harvests of grain and fruit, and barnyards were full of animals.
It was from one of these properties that Tubman fled, bravely singing a coded good-bye song to her family and friends in the slave quarters as Dr. Thompson rode nearby.
She tapped into an Underground Railroad that was already functioning well on the Eastern Shore, and, in fact, scores of slaves had been running away from Dorchester and the neighboring counties of Talbot and Caroline for decades.
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 Harmon Johnson of Dorchester County, Maryland
On the 18th of August 1733 it was recorded in Dorchester County Judgment Records "that Henry Davis feloniously killed and bore away a hog of Harmon Johnson."
Cornelius also left a tract of 100 acres called "Pokedy" in Kent County on the Delaware to his daughters Sarah Dukes and Rachel Sexton.
Abstracts From The Land Records of Dorchester County, Maryland, Vol.
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 Dorchester County, Maryland MD, county profile - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Dorchester County, MD Dorchester County is one of 23 counties in Maryland.
The county is in the Cambridge metro area.
This was an increase of.78% from the 2000 census.
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 The Daily Times - www.delmarvanow.com - Salisbury, Md.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At the time of his death, he was serving his fourth term as a county councilman, four of the years as president.
Active with community politics, he was a member of the Dorchester Democrat Club, of which he had served as past president.
Doc Tom was a lifelong advocate for children and the people of Dorchester County.
www.delmarvanow.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050808/OBITUARIES/508080305/1023   (708 words)

  
 Combs &c. Families of Dorchester County, Maryland
Beginning in 1685, a number of acts (both royal and legislative) caused the boundaries of Dorchester and Kent and Sussex County, Delaware to change (Delaware and Pennsylvania dispute also re governance - finally settled in 1704).
In 1706-7, Queen Anne's County, Maryland was established from Kent County, Talbot County and Dorchester.
The 1719 Talbot County will of Elizabeth ROE, widow of William COMBES and Nicholas LOWE, Esq., includes bequest to son, Nicholas LOWE (Jr.)of Hunting Creek mill in Dorchester.
www.combs-families.org /combs/records/md/dorchester   (708 words)

  
 Dorchester County, Maryland Shoreline Situation Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
New SSRs are being generated on a county by county basis for Maryland and Virginia.
The project was funded through the Maryland Coastal Zone Management Program, Maryland Department of Natural Resources pursuant to NOAA award 14-03-890 CZM046 of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended..
Neither CCI, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), nor Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) assume liability for any damages caused by inaccuracies in the data or documentation, or as a result of failure of the data to perform in a particular manner.
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 FALLLEAF
The Dorchester County Historical Society is a private, nonprofit, organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, maintenance, exhibit, and making available for research: artifacts, documents and other items relative to the history of Dorchester County.
The Dorchester County Historical Society was founded in 1953 to promote an appreciation of Dorchester County history.
The Meredith House is the home of the Dorchester County Historical Society.
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 Geologic Maps of Maryland: Dorchester County
These images were scanned from a paper copy of the out-of-print and outdated 1968 Geologic Map of Maryland.
Due to the age of this map, these images do not necessarily represent an accurate interpretation of currently accepted geologic theory.
Newer geologic maps (1996) and topographic maps (1984) of Somerset County are available through our List of Publications.
www.mgs.md.gov /esic/geo/dor.html   (251 words)

  
 Cyndi's List - U.S. - Maryland - Localities
For anyone with a genealogical interest in the Pennsylvania counties of Somerset, Bedford, Cambria and Fayette; the Maryland counties of Garrett and Allegany; and the border counties in West Virginia.
Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Genealogical Society holds its monthly meetings in Severna Park, Maryland, and operates the History and Research Library in Glen Burnie, Maryland, which is open Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties of Maryland.
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 Maryland Census Records
Anne Arundel County Maryland Census (hosted at USGenWeb Census Project)
Dorchester County Maryland Census Images (Census Images from USGenWeb Project)
Dorchester County Maryland Census (hosted at USGenWeb Census Project)
www.marylandgenealogy.org /census.htm   (654 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Dorchester County , Maryland (MD) - (county) - Facts and Information
Dorchester, (DOR-che-stuhr), county (982 sq mi/2,543 sq km; 1990 pop.
Twenty percent of the area of the co. is water, but its land area makes it the largest co. on the E shore.
Capital city or county seat is shown by the symbol
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 Dorchester County, Dorchester Maryland, Dorchester Government Links
Origin: The exact date and legal origin of Dorchester County are unknown, but it was in existence by February 16, 1668/69, when a writ was issued to the county sheriff by the Lord Proprietary.
The County was named for the Earl of Dorset, a family friend of the Calverts.
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 Potomac Real Estate, Rockville Real Estate, Homes for Sale in Potomac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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